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Intellectuals and the French Communist Party: Disillusion and Decline

Sudhir Hazareesingh

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278702
eISBN:
9780191684241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278702.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Examining the emergence and subsequent demise of intellectual identification with the French Communist Party between 1945 and 1989, this book argues that, after 1978, political conflicts between the ... More


French Intellectuals and the Communist Party: Roots of Affiliation

Sudhir Hazareesingh

in Intellectuals and the French Communist Party: Disillusion and Decline

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278702
eISBN:
9780191684241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278702.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the condition and situation of the French Communist intellectuals in the wider tradition of political activity in France. Though the French Communist Party (PCF) occupied the ... More


Communist Internationalism Revisited

Sudhir Hazareesingh

in Intellectuals and the French Communist Party: Disillusion and Decline

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278702
eISBN:
9780191684241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278702.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the evolution of the French Communist Party's (PCF) links with the Soviet Union and international communist movement. It argues that the party's return to the traditional canons ... More


The Crisis of 1978–1980 in Historical Perspective

Sudhir Hazareesingh

in Intellectuals and the French Communist Party: Disillusion and Decline

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278702
eISBN:
9780191684241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278702.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the conflict between Communist intellectuals and the leadership of the French Communist Party (PCF) which developed after the elections of March 1978. The role of intellectuals ... More


The Popular Front

Fridrikh I. Firsov, Harvey Klehr, and John Earl Haynes

in Secret Cables of the Comintern, 1933-1943

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300198225
eISBN:
9780300209600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198225.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

When the Comintern sent a letter to several national parties emphasizing the need for unity with the Socialists, the French Communist Party (Parti Communiste Français [PCF]) started negotiations with ... More


Introduction: The Withering Away of Communist Intellectuals

Sudhir Hazareesingh

in Intellectuals and the French Communist Party: Disillusion and Decline

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278702
eISBN:
9780191684241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278702.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the origins of the growing political marginalization of the French Communist Party (PCF), particularly the decline in ... More


The Changing Ideological Context of the 1980s

Sudhir Hazareesingh

in Intellectuals and the French Communist Party: Disillusion and Decline

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278702
eISBN:
9780191684241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278702.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the ramifications of the intellectual decline of French Communism. It explains the immediate consequences of the French Communist Party's (PCF) declining appeal to the French ... More


Conclusion: The Bounds of Optimism

Sudhir Hazareesingh

in Intellectuals and the French Communist Party: Disillusion and Decline

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278702
eISBN:
9780191684241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278702.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter concludes that the decline and collapse of the French Communist Party (PCF) may be traced back to the intra-party dispute of 1978–9. However, it acknowledges the limitations of using ... More


The Unity and Diversity of Communist Intellectuals

Sudhir Hazareesingh

in Intellectuals and the French Communist Party: Disillusion and Decline

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278702
eISBN:
9780191684241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278702.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the place of intellectuals in the organizational structure of the French Communist Party (PCF). Publicity of involvement in the collective life of the party was an important ... More


A Party Like All Others?

Sudhir Hazareesingh

in Intellectuals and the French Communist Party: Disillusion and Decline

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278702
eISBN:
9780191684241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278702.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the extent to which the intra-party dispute in the French Communist Party (PCF) from 1978–80 led the critics of the Communist leadership to reconsider the nature of their ... More


The Limits of Subjectivity: Communist Intellectuals and the Working Class

Sudhir Hazareesingh

in Intellectuals and the French Communist Party: Disillusion and Decline

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278702
eISBN:
9780191684241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278702.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the nature and limitations of intellectual subjectivism in the French Communist Party (PCF) after the March 1978 elections. It evaluates the extent to which the intellectual ... More


The Mouvement Populaire des Familles

Gerd‐Rainer Horn

in Western European Liberation Theology: The First Wave (1924-1959)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199204496
eISBN:
9780191708145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204496.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Whereas the interwar time period saw the most innovative developments within specialised Catholic Action taking place within its working class youth organizations, the closing years of World War Two ... More


Music, the Fête de l’Humanité, and Demographic Change in Post-War France

Eric Drott

in Red Strains: Music and Communism Outside the Communist Bloc

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265390
eISBN:
9780191760440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265390.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines music's role in the Fête de l'Humanité, an annual festival organized by L'Humanité, the French Communist Party's principal organ. Beyond generating revenue and mobilizing ... More


Resistance and Reprisals

Thomas J. Laub

in After the Fall: German Policy in Occupied France, 1940-1944

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199539321
eISBN:
9780191715808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539321.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History, European Modern History

On the morning of 21 August 1941, French Communist Party activists launched a wave of symbolic assassinations by shooting Alfons Moser, a young German naval cadet. Although preoccupied by events on ... More


The Undermining of Allegiances

Sudhir Hazareesingh

in Intellectuals and the French Communist Party: Disillusion and Decline

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278702
eISBN:
9780191684241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278702.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the frustration of critical intellectuals with the increasingly aggressive refusal of the French Communist Party (PCF) to accede to any of their demands for substantive ... More


True and false modernity: Catholicism and Communist Marxism in 1930s France

David Curtis

in Catholicism, Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century France

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780853239741
eISBN:
9781846312779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239741.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines what it calls the ‘false’ modernity of capitalist democracy or Communist totalitarianism with respect to the relationship between Catholicism and Communist Marxism in 1930s ... More


‘A civic tool of modern times’: politics, mass society and the stadium

Robert W. Lewis

in The Stadium Century: Sport, Spectatorship and Mass Society in Modern France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526106247
eISBN:
9781526120816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526106247.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores how the stadium became central to a mode of political spectacle in France, from the mid-1920s up through the end of the Second World War, at a moment when it was also critical ... More


The Travails of the French Left

Isser Woloch

in The Postwar Moment: Progressive Forces in Britain, France, and the United States after World War II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300124354
eISBN:
9780300242683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124354.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the French Left. After the fall of France in June 1940, the French parliament convoked in the town of Vichy granted “full powers” to Marshal Pétain, thereby interring the Third ... More


A Semite: A Memoir of Algeria

Denis Guenoun

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164023
eISBN:
9780231537247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164023.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In this memoir, the author excavates his family's past and fills out a portrait of an imposing, enigmatic father. René Guénoun was a teacher, pioneer, and supporter of Algerian independence. To be ... More


From the Postwar to the Cold War: Protesting Stravinsky in Postwar France

Leslie A. Sprout

in The Musical Legacy of Wartime France

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275300
eISBN:
9780520955271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275300.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Although the 1945 protests in Paris against Stravinsky's latest music initially concerned aesthetics—rejecting neoclassicism—rather than politics, French students’ heckling of a prominent prewar ... More


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